Been noticing some references to Mayan cycles and levels of conscious evolution in the main blog lately. I've been obsessed with the classical Maya for the better part of 8 years now and figured I'd start a thread on the subject. They did some pretty amazing stuff considering they were supposedly a primitive culture nowhere near as advanced or sophisticated as we are today, yet they seem to have had a better understanding of space, time and cycles than we do now. I have a feeling if they were still around today, our financial markets would be like childs play to them and they would make fools out of even the best traders today.
Great video below on the comparisons between our silly little Gregorian calendar that isn't as natural to our planet as most believe. Our calendar was intentionally designed for economic growth and is chaotic with no real balance, one look at the number of days in each month is proof of that. One of the Maya's many calendars consisted of 13 months, each containing 28 days which mimicked lunar cycles as well as the menstrual cycles in women. The Maya tracked 9 cycles of evolution and incorporated those levels into the design of their pyramids, pyramids that were actually 3D calendars.
The temple of Kukulcan is my favorite of their pyramids. Along with being a representation of evolution, they also designed it to do something pretty amazing on each equinox and only on each equinox. The snake represents one of their Gods that was actually a feathered serpent who would one day return to bring about a great change.
Due to Hollywood, most believe that the end of the Mayan calendar is on 12/21/12. The actual end date for all 9 of their tracked cycles is on October 28th of this year and nowhere did they predict that it would bring about world cataclysm or destruction. It was merely a resetting of their counts just as we celebrate each New Year... although, their celebration is 16.4 billion years in the making.
Cutting this post short as I'd like to see the thread carry on with input from others on the subject.